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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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7 Ways Linux Users Differ from Windows Users

Datamation: Linux users are different from Windows users in attitude as much as their choice of operating system.

How to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 final beta from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

ostechnix: How to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 (both Desktop and server) from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and older versions.

LibreOffice Office Suite Celebrates 6 Years of Activity with LibreOffice 5.2.2

On September 28, the LibreOffice project celebrated its 6th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than to push a new update

Linux Mint's XApps to Get Screen Blanking, Sublime-like Search Bar Lands for Xed

Softpedia: The Linux Mint leader is also announcing today, September 29, 2016, a new library called libxapp, which you can use in your applications to offer users the ability to black and unblank monitors.

25 Useful IPtable Firewall Rules Every Linux Administrator Should Know

 tecmint: Iptables uses a set of tables which have chains that contain set of built-in or user defined rules.

Canonical Launches Commercial Support for Kubernetes

"I have no doubt that Kubernetes will be one of the major container co-ordination systems," Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu told ServerWatch.

Solus Gets MATE 1.16 Desktop Environment and Linux Kernel 4.7.5, Up-to-Date Apps

 softpedia: Now that Solus is a rolling release Linux-based operating system, it always gets the newest and most advanced GNU/Linux technologies, as well as open source software releases.

Sabayon Bizarre But Useful

FreedomPenguin: Sabayon is an odd Gentoo derivative, but does it make sense on your desktop?

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Stardew Valley 1.1 beta now available, you can get divorced, new maps, new crops and more

Tags:GOG,RPG,Sandbox,Simulation,SteamStardew Valley [Official Site, GOG, Steam] 1.1 beta is now available with Linux support. It has a bunch of new…

Unity have released a preview of the Unity editor with the Vulkan API

Tags:Unity3D,VulkanThis is pretty exciting, Unity [Official Site] have released a preview update build of the Unity engine with the Vulkan renderer.…

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Retribution released for Linux, port report and thoughts

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Review,Feral Interactive,BenchmarkFeral Interactive have ported another set of cracking good games. This time we have Warhammer…

'We Are The Dwarves' now available DRM free for Linux on GOG

Tags:DRM Free,GOGWe Are The Dwarves [Official Site, GOG], an action-based tactical adventure is now available for you GOG fans in their usual DRM…

Minecraft: The Exploration Update announced, new monsters, new animals and more

Tags:Sandbox The Minecraft [Official Site] developers have announced The Exploration Update and they have already released a development release for…

'Sunless Skies', the next game after 'Sunless Sea' to support Linux, will go to Kickstarter next year

Tags:Coming Soon,Crowdfunding Failbetter Games [Official Site] have announced their next game titled 'Sunless Skies' as the follow-on from 'Sunless…

'Osiris: New Dawn', a graphically impressive multiplayer adventure and survival game coming to Linux

Tags:Survival,Steam,Early Access,Adventure,Action,Unity3D'Osiris: New Dawn' [Official Site, Steam] is a very impressive looking mix of multiplayer…

InXile Entertainment announced Wasteland 3, will use crowdfunding on fig

Tags:Strategy,RPG,Crowdfunding,Coming SoonInXile Entertainment [Official Site] have formally announced that Wasteland 3 is a thing and it will go to…

'Stash: No Loot Left Behind', the new MMO from Frogdice is now available in Early Access

Tags:Early Access,Indie Game,MMO,SteamStash: No Loot Left Behind [Official Site, Steam] is the new MMO from Frogdice that features turn based grid…

'Pavilion', the very stylish fourth-person puzzling adventure released with day-1 Linux support

Tags:Steam,Puzzle,Indie Game,Humble Store,AdventureI wrote about 'Pavilion' [Official Site, Steam, Humble Store] months ago, so it's pleasing to see…

'Niche - a genetics survival game' released with Linux support

Tags:Early Access,Indie Game,Roguelike,Steam,StrategyThanks to a GOL supporter I've had a chance to check out 'Niche - a genetics survival game'…

Fusion 3, the next generation game engine and editor from Clickteam will support Linux

Tags:Coming Soon,Editorial,Game EngineClickteam [Official Site] are the company behind some really cool tools like Fusion, previously called…

Avoid the pile-up in 'Clustertruck', a first-person platformer with day-1 Linux support, it's great

Tags:Racing,Platformer,Initial Thoughts,GOG,Action,SteamClustertruck [Official Site, Steam, GOG] released today and I've had a chance to play some of…

Steam now has above 2,500 Linux & SteamOS games available

Tags:Steam,EditorialI've seen some posts on reddit and across the wider net about Steam hitting around 2,000 games for Linux. The truth is the number…

The Talos Principle now renders correctly in 'radv', the open source AMD Vulkan driver

Tags:AMD,Open Source,VulkanGood news for Vulkan and AMD GPU fans, as David Airlie has put up a new blog post letting us know that The Talos Principle…